Welfare Rights & Health Project

@ Edinburgh Royal Infirmary & Western General Hospital

We can all need advice at times, but rarely more so than when our health suddenly changes. 

An illness or operation can affect our ability to work, our housing, relationships, benefit entitlement and plans for the future. 

At these times it is vital to access help - and for advice to be available quickly and conveniently.

The Welfare Rights & Health Project is a partnership between CAE and NHS Lothian which brings advice into the acute sector.

Our Adviser will offer the same broad range of free, independent, impartial and confidential advice which is available in our bureaux.  If we can’t advise you on your issue, we will be able to refer you to a specialist who can.

The service is open to everyone at the two hospital sites - patients, visitors and staff.

How Can I Access the Service? 

For more information or to be referred to the service please contact our advisers:

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - Rosie Wilson: 07780461966

Western General Hospital - Carol Brand: 07827924549

or for either hospital you can email: welfareadviceservices@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk